ECD Officer 1

ECD Officer

mothers2mothers (m2m)

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families across eight sub-Saharan African countries. m2m trains, employs, and helps empower HIV-positive women to work as community healthcare workers in understaffed health centres and underserved communities. Through a peer-to-peer approach, these ‘Mentor Mothers’ deliver a range of health services, advice, and support to women and their families. Started in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001 with an initial focus on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, m2m has innovated and built on its strengths and now provides family-centred support for a range of related health and social issues spanning pregnancy, birth, childhood, and adolescence. It also partners with governments and other NGOs on the adoption of its programme to spread the Mentor Mother Model and its benefits. m2m has a track record of scaling its services and proven impact. To date, m2m has reached over 11M women and children under two, and created more than 10,000 jobs for African women living with HIV. For more, visit www.m2m.org.

Job Title: ECD Officer
Organisation Levels: mothers2mothers -> m2m Malawi -> Programmes
Location: Lilongwe – , LLG MW (Primary)
Type of position: Fixed Term Contract
Education: Degree
Closing Date: 13/12/2019
Job Description

Description of Tasks / Key Performance  Areas

ECD  management and monitoring 60%

  •   Oversee the technical implementation of  ECD activities to ensure program quality and transparency;
  •     Supervise the delivery of all ECD activities and services;
  •     Design and develop strategies for delivering ECD activities to support community level outreach and work;
  •     Analyze technical gaps and project impact at the facility and community level
  •     Timely identification and discussion of ECD related project issues with Project Manager.
  •     Whenever required, be the representative of the project activities, donor visits, local governance
  •     Write regular field reports including progress against targets, all implementation details and challenges;

Quality assurance and quality improvement  25%

  •    Act as key focal point for data quality and data screening with ECD Management and M&E team;
  •     Ensure quality data collection and verification of data collected;
  •     Collaborate with field teams in other districts to share lessons learned and harmonize work approaches and best practices across teams;

Representation & relationship management 15%

  •     Maintain sound working partnership with project implementing  partners; ensuring collaboration in joint activities towards the overall project goal
  •  Represent m2m in ECD inter-agency and technical fora, and foster new external relations for m2m around ECD programming in the district and at national level.
Job Requirements

 Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors required in early childhood development, education, social sciences or related field;
  •   3-5 years relevant experience in programme management; preferably ECD programme implementation

Competencies 

  •     Good working knowledge and understanding of ECD interventions as well as HIV/AIDS and PMTCT
  •   Demonstrated experience in overseeing data collection and M&E activities
  •     Demonstrated capacity to lead a team (organize, plan and oversee Mentor Mothers)
  •     Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated capacity to write clear reports
  •     Experience in working with communities (monitoring, training and overseeing activities)
  •     Outstanding interpersonal skills, and capacity to maintain excellent working relationships with relevant stakeholders
  •     Demonstrated capacity to perform well under pressure with overlapping deadlines
  •     Cultural sensitivity and ability to effectively engage participants of diverse backgrounds
  •     Good analytical and problem solving skills
  •     Ability to work independently
  •     Team player, self-motivated, creative, resourceful, flexible, energetic with sound judgment
  •     Fluent in English and Chichewa

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